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Christopher Dickey: The Real Meaning of Occupation (Video)

In the latest ‘Op-Vid: Campaign 2012’ video, Christopher Dickey explores the concept of ‘occupation.’

12.01.11 10:30 AM ET

Occupation. It is a word spoken—and unspoken—that’s at the center of the issues in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and, yes, Wall Street. But what does it really mean? And what is its significance? Christopher Dickey explains.

What is an Op-Vid? Opinion without the pundits yelling. Handmade animation without the caricatures. Essays without the text. Complex topics without the boring.

Op-Vid is a new platform that features writers, thinkers, and doers who might otherwise contribute to an opinion page. In this series, we tackle the issues at the heart of the 2012 campaign.

The concept of the Op-Vid was created by Joe Posner, an interdisciplinary artist working at the nexus of documentary filmmaking, music, and animation.


An Op-Video Featuring Christopher Dickey
Director: Joe Posner
Producers: Ian McAlpin & Joe Posner

Director of Photography: Ian McAlpin
Camera Operator & Gaffer: Geoffrey T. Womack
Assistant Director: Julia Simpson
Sound Recordist: Coleman Wenner
Production Assistant: Maxwell Dunfey

Animation: Joe Posner
Additional Animation: Janelle Sing, Seon Bae

Music: Joe Posner, Kelly Pratt
Sound Mix: Sam Posner

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Vice President, Video: Kathy O’Hearn
Executive Producer: Susie Banikarim